A Harry Smith lecture on Native American world views. Smith discusses similarities with cultures in other parts of the world. He reviews a written handout and covers a wide variety of topics, including the place of flutes in selected Native cultures, twin stories and opposing forces, creation myths involving the earth diver, psychedelics, the world tree, dreams, and the end of the world.
Harry Smith discusses Surrealism, liars and poetry, as he spends a good deal of the tape trying to find the poem he wants to read, parody of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." Topics: consciousness and literature, experimental writing, mysticism
Harry Smith describes two Native American ceremonies he witnessed in the early 1940's in the Pacific Northwest. Interspersed with his account of the ceremonies, he discusses tangentially various related topics, including Native American health before the European invasion, Native American sign language, the migration of symbols, misogyny in anthropological accounts of Native American peoples, creation myths, and cosmology. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: spirituality and literature, mysticism
Harry Smith lecture on mythology and cultural practices in traditional and indigenous cultures. Among other topics, he discusses belief in reincarnation, the ceremonial use of peyote, and creation stories. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A compilation of sounds by Harry Smith with chanting, street sounds, singing, poetry, blues, and rock. Includes the Fugs playing, "The Summer of Love," "The Modest Rose," and "Ciao Man." This tape is likely to include sounds made from a microphone hung out of Allen Ginsberg's New York Lower East Side apartment. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: mysticism, consciousness